Sunday, December 28, 2008

Breaking Dawn

Just when you think Stephanie Meyer may just grow on you, she ups and does this. I can't even begin to enumerate why her last Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, pisses me off, but I'll try anyway.

  1. Thought I was reading the bad parts of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series all over again. Just as I expected from this author, there was more talk -- and very preachy at that -- than action. You can actually skip a good number of the pages and you'll still get the whole story.
  2. If you're going to introduce characters with awesome powers, please make use of them. You know like...show blood and gore. It simply makes no sense to want to talk all the time when you have these action-inducing elements in your story. Can't write action? Get someone who does and let him fill it in!
  3. *Spoiler Alert!* If you thought reading through pages of Edward's description was torturous when Bella was human, wait till you read about him through the highly sensitive eyes of a new vampire.
  4. What the hell happened to Jacob??? He's probably the only reason I kept reading the series but this? It's just too much! I wish Stephanie Meyer just killed him; that’s more preferable to the kind of life she subjected him to. *muffled sobs*
  5. Breaking Dawn, like nearly all of the books in the Twilight series, is one big back story. If you need me to spell it out for you, it means that everything is all about character backgrounds. That's it.

Thank goodness for Fanfiction.net and the upcoming Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. The former would probably rescue what's left of my sanity (Twilight is, in fact, a glorified fanfic anyway), while the latter makes me look forward to how a vampire love story should unfold.

Rating: 4/10



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2 comments :

  1. COMMENTS FROM THE OLD SITE:
    1. likha (http://multiplynilikha.multiply.com/) says

    “What the hell happened to Jacob??? He’s probably the only reason I kept reading the series but this…”

    mismo.

    but i have to say this. crap writing. it was a struggle to finish book one. book 2 di ko na tinapos. i was itching to rehash/edit the books while reading, so that’s one of the reasons why i was just plodding along. i read the ebooks so i can relate to my best friend who was head-over-heels in-love with the books.

    December 28th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    2. skysenshi says

    likha!!!! how are ya, girl??

    yeah, i was struggling with the first book but the movie trailer gave me hope that there would be real antagonists. i also have this nasty habit of reading through a series even when i should stop. (terry goodkind’s sword of truth is an example because it stopped being cool at book 4 and yet i soldiered on till it ended on book 11.)

    December 29th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    3. likha (http://multiplynilikha.multiply.com/) says

    eto, struggling pa rin with thesis now i have bigger responsibilities sa work. gaah.

    ako wala ata akong patience sa mga di ko na makayanan kaya di ko matpus-tapos book 2 (may ebooks ako hangang book 4). as in gustong-gusto ko nang ire-write talaga. that’s coming from a writer who has a penchant for young adult fantasy books (as in young adult like diana wynne jones, ursula leguin…nyehehe).

    December 29th, 2008 at 11:09 am


    4. Lemrak (http://rosecarmelvilchez.com/blog) says

    very well said!!!

    December 30th, 2008 at 11:17 am


    5. Bo0k Lov3r says

    all too true

    July 12th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    ReplyDelete
  2. COMMENTS FROM THE OLD SITE:
    1. likha (http://multiplynilikha.multiply.com/) says

    “What the hell happened to Jacob??? He’s probably the only reason I kept reading the series but this…”

    mismo.

    but i have to say this. crap writing. it was a struggle to finish book one. book 2 di ko na tinapos. i was itching to rehash/edit the books while reading, so that’s one of the reasons why i was just plodding along. i read the ebooks so i can relate to my best friend who was head-over-heels in-love with the books.

    December 28th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    2. skysenshi says

    likha!!!! how are ya, girl??

    yeah, i was struggling with the first book but the movie trailer gave me hope that there would be real antagonists. i also have this nasty habit of reading through a series even when i should stop. (terry goodkind’s sword of truth is an example because it stopped being cool at book 4 and yet i soldiered on till it ended on book 11.)

    December 29th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    3. likha (http://multiplynilikha.multiply.com/) says

    eto, struggling pa rin with thesis now i have bigger responsibilities sa work. gaah.

    ako wala ata akong patience sa mga di ko na makayanan kaya di ko matpus-tapos book 2 (may ebooks ako hangang book 4). as in gustong-gusto ko nang ire-write talaga. that’s coming from a writer who has a penchant for young adult fantasy books (as in young adult like diana wynne jones, ursula leguin…nyehehe).

    December 29th, 2008 at 11:09 am


    4. Lemrak (http://rosecarmelvilchez.com/blog) says

    very well said!!!

    December 30th, 2008 at 11:17 am


    5. Bo0k Lov3r says

    all too true

    July 12th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    ReplyDelete

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